What is a Wireless Sensor Network?
Wireless Sensor Networks are also known as a WSN. Wireless Sensor Networks are a network of autonomous wireless sensors spread over a certain area or space. They collect, monitor, and record the physical or environmental conditions. Such as pressure, sound, vibration, and temperature and send this data throughout the network to a main location.
Are there different types of Wireless Sensor Networks? What are these?
Yes, there are three main different types of wireless sensor networks.
- Mesh networks
Mesh networks are composed of nodes that are connected to each other in a mesh topology. Therefore, allowing data to be routed from one node to another.
- Star networks
Star networks are composed of a central node that is connected to multiple other nodes. Therefore, allowing data to be routed from the central node to other nodes.
- Hybrid networks
Hybrid networks are a combination of mesh and star networks. Data routed. One node to another.
Our Wireless Sensor Network System is manufactured by LORD Microstrain. They use a wireless network based on the IEEE 802.15.14 standard. Firstly, IEEE 802.15.14 is a wireless communication standard. It defines the physical layer and medium access control layer for low rate personal area networks (LR-WPANs). Therefore, it designed to provide low cost, power and data rate wireless communication. Ideal for applications such as home automation, medical monitoring and industrial sensing.
Advantages of a WSN
The advantages of WSN include
- Scalable increase sensor nodes as your data requirements increase
- Cost efficient
- More flexible
- Greater mobility
- Easier to install and maintain
- More secure and less vulnerable to physical tampering
- More energy efficient as require less power to operate or run off battery.
- Structural Health Monitoring
- Equipment Performance Monitoring, Verification, Evaluation and Diagnostics
- Test & Measurement
- System Control and Environmental Monitoring
- Amusement Ride Testing
LORD Microstrain WSN allow simultaneous, high speed sensing and data acquisition from multiple strain gauges, accelerometers, temperature and millivolt inputs for a variety of applications and industries.
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LORD Microstrain WSN comprises of this structure: